The faster life moves and the busier our schedules get, the more difficult it can be to stay on top of our chores. Even when my weeks seems to be on the less busy side, I still find that it can be tough to keep up with everything that needs to be done. So I’ve come up with 5 tips that I find make for a more organized week.
1. 5-10 Minute Speed Clean
Each night set your iPhone alarm for 5 to 10 minutes and use that time to do a “speed clean” of your home. Go through each room and pick up things and place them where they belong, load the dishwasher, take out the trash, put laundry in the hamper… you get the idea 🙂 I do this every night and am always impressed with how much I can accomplish in this short bit of time. Knowing that things are a bit tidier helps me to get a better night’s sleep, plus my house is a bit cleaner. It’s a win-win!
2. Empty your car
This is a super easy way to keep your vehicle spic and span… empty it every time you get home. Take out any cups/mugs, trash, bags, papers, food, etc. This prevents the pile up of trash/clothes/cups/etc that can so easily collect in our cars. I keep a couple of old Target bags in my glove box to use for trash or to tote things when needed. They’re so convenient! I tend to enjoy my car so much more when it’s clean and clutter free.
3. Fill your car up
Okay so this is kind of a no-brainer, but I feel like it’s worth mentioning since I know so many folks who find their tanks on empty more often than not. Pick a day of the work week to fill up your car, find a gas station on your daily commute to the office and stop their once a week. After a few weeks, it’ll become a habit and running out of gas will be a thing of the past.
4. Invest in a 2nd Set of Bed Linens
Keep an extra set of clean bed linens on hand to switch out your sheets with ease once a week. It’s so nice to have a clean set of sheets ready to go once I strip my bed. It gives me zero excuses to not change my sheets frequently. Once the dirty sheets are clean, I fold them neatly and store in the linen closet for easy access the following week. Rinse and repeat, each week 🙂
5. Set Weekly Goals
Swap that to-do list for a set of weekly goals. I tried this out a few weeks ago and found that I got way more done during the week than when I had a mile long to-do list. Honestly, I think having a super long to-do list can be overwhelming and can make you feel defeated before you even begin. And then if you somehow fall behind, it can feel like you’ll never catch up. But by setting a short list of weekly goals, I tend to know what I have to do in order to accomplish those goals and in turn, am significantly more productive.